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  • Uncertainty in Ferguson
    Uncertainty in Ferguson
    Regardless where you live, regardless of your ethnicity, regardless of your socio-economic status, and regardless of what position you take on the shooting of Michael Brown; the decision will affect all of us. Regardless if the decision to charge...
  • Decision
    There are two statues in Newark that have a special connection to Thanksgiving
    Statues of Indians and pilgrims can be found throughout towns and cities across the United States. These works of art are important for our cultural heritage, but during Thanksgiving we should pay closer attention to them. After all, the...
  • Almanac
    A minesweeper, Mormon “pirates”, record cold and thundersnow
    A minesweeper, Mormon “pirates”, record cold and thundersnow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 24.1853 - The wood...
  • Fort C. F. Smith location
    Preserving small spaces for history: Fort C. F. Smith
    If you follow the Civil War Trails signs you might accidentally discover Fort C. F. Smith. It is one of 19 forts that were built to protect the nation’s capital during the Civil War. That is not a proud moment in American history, but it is...
  • Almanac
    Wrecked freighters, a late season warm spell and heavy snow
    Wrecked freighters, a late season warm spell and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 23.1868 - The wooden schooner...
  • The Beatles
    Your weekly Beatles calendar: Fab Four don't pass the audition in 1962
    Exhibits:"Ladies and Gentleman...The Beatles!" Now at History Miami untilJanuary 18. 2015. History Miami 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Co-produced by the Grammy Museum and Fab Four Exhibits.Movies:“Good Ol' Freda...
  • Almanac
    Lake effect snow squalls, deadly shipwrecks, and a cold wave
    Lake effect snow squalls, deadly shipwrecks, and a cold wave top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 22.1860 - The wood schooner...
  • Almanac
    Earliest subzero temperature, heavy snow and shipwrecks
    Earliest subzero temperature, heavy snow and shipwrecks top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 21.1847 - The wood schooner, 2-mast...
  • Almanac
    A deadly tornado, shipwrecks and record heat
    A deadly tornado, shipwrecks and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 20.1869 - More than a foot of snow fell at...
  • Almanac
    Heavy snow, deadly shipwrecks, and record heat
    Heavy snow, deadly shipwrecks, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 19.1869 - The wood bark, 3-mast De Soto, while...
  • 'Mark Twain's America'
    Twainiac Nation: Harry L. Katz on 'Mark Twain's America' (Q&A)
    Today, Hartford Books Examiner welcomes Harry L. Katz.Mr. Katz is the author of Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images (Little, Brown and Company, $40.00) in collaboration with the Library of Congress. A former Head Curator...
  • Old spring
    Come to the Newark Museum to explore Ancient Egyptian civilization
    Most people are fascinated with Ancient Egypt. Today many tourists travel to Egypt to see the Giza pyramid and the Great Sphinx, two treasures of the ancient world. When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in...
  • Laying four new plaques
    Remembering Jonestown on this anniversary date (documentary video)
    November 18 marks the anniversary date of 918 people who left the world while attempting to make it a better place to live. Nine hundred and eighteen people.Jonestown was one of the largest news stories of the decade in 1978. In the 70s, we have...
  • Almanac
    Mackinaw Bridge closed, two freezing shipwreck survivors, and record heat
    Mackinaw Bridge closed, two freezing shipwreck survivors, and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 18.1886 - The wood...
  • Almanac
    Golf ball size hail, record cold and heavy snow
    Golf ball size hail, record cold and heavy snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on November 17.1857 - The wood schooner, 2-mast Leander...